Crossover from Correctional Officer

to Law Enforcement Officer 

This training program will prepare students who are currently Correctional Officers to become Law Enforcement Officers. The Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission have established basic recruit cross-over training programs to provide lateral movement of Florida officers between criminal justice disciplines. Within this program, selected sections of the Florida CMS Law Enforcement Basic Recruit Training Program have been modified to fit the needs of Correctional officers wanting to become certified Florida Law Enforcement Officers. The content includes, but is not limited to, knowledge of codes of ethics; laws, rules, and regulations of arrest; search and seizure; patrol procedures; traffic control and direction; law enforcement vehicle operations; investigation of traffic crashes; DUI enforcement techniques; crime scene investigation techniques; trial procedures and testimony; communications. 

Maintain order and protect life and property by enforcing local, tribal, state, or federal laws and ordinances. Perform a combination of the following duties: patrol a specific area; direct traffic; issue traffic summonses; investigate accidents; apprehend and arrest suspects, or serve legal processes of courts.



518 HOURS/18 Weeks




Introduction to Law Enforcement - 10 Hours

Legal - 62 Hours

Interactions with a Diverse Community - 40 Hours

Interviewing and Report Writing - 56 Hours

Fundamentals of Patrol - 35 Hours

Calls for Service - 36 Hours

Criminal Investigations - 50 Hours

Crime Scene to Courtroom - 35 Hours

Critical Incidents - 44 Hours

Traffic Stops - 30 Hours

Traffic Crash Investigations - 32 Hours

DUI Traffic Stoops - 24 Hours

Traffic Crash Investigations - 32 Hours

Cross-Over Program Updates - 8 Hours

CMS Law Enforcement Vehicle Operations - 48 Hours

Dart-Firing Stun Gun - 8 Hours



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